Harmony Montgomery: Missing girl's granddad clings to 'hope' as reward raised to $60K

The reward for information leading to the missing child's location increased to $60,000 after a series of monetary pledges


                            Harmony Montgomery: Missing girl's granddad clings to 'hope' as reward raised to $60K
Police have described Harmony Montgomery as standing about 4 feet tall ad weighing 50 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. (Manchester NH Police)

HAVERVILL, MASSACHUSSETS: The grandfather of missing seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery is still hoping she's alive more than two years after she was last seen.

“Yeah, I have a lot of hope. I pray,” Timothy Flanagan told Boston 25 News. “She’ll be found. One way or another.” This comes as the reward for information leading to the missing child's location increased to $60,000. Manchester police announced Thursday that monetary pledges had been made by the US Marshals Service, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and anonymous donors, the Marshals alone adding an additional $10,000 to the reward fund.

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Earlier this week, Harmony's biological father Adam Montgomery was arrested and charged with felony second-degree assault, interference with custody, and two charges of endangering the welfare of a child. His daughter hasn't been seen since 2019 but was only reported missing in late 2021.



 

Shortly after Adam's arrest, authorities apprehended his estranged wife, Kayla Montgomery -- Harmony's stepmother -- on Wednesday, January 5, for allegedly receiving over $1,500 from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from December 2019 to June 2021. Investigators said Kayla -- who has three of her own children with Adam -- continued to receive benefits on behalf of Harmony despite the child not living with her during that period.



 

“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you go, you [should] know where your children are,” Flanagan, who is Harmony's maternal grandfather, told Boston 25 News. He said the child was in her father's custody when she was last seen by Manchester police during a call for service in October 2019. The embattled grandfather said his daughter -- Harmony's biological mother Crystal Sorey -- didn't have much contact with the child and was estranged from Adam. Flanagan said his family called state social workers "14 times over the last two years" over concerns for Harmony's safety. “That poor girl has been through hell through the system. The system has failed her. I have called numerous times,” he bemoaned. Flanagan said his daughter is cooperating with the authorities. “She’s sick. Every time she calls me she’s crying,” Flanagan said.



 

According to court documents released Wednesday, police received a call from Sorey on November 18, 2021, claiming her daughter had mysteriously disappeared. She told the authorities that Harmony's father had physical custody of her and that she couldn't contact him. She explained that she lost custody of the child in 2018 due to addiction issues.

Police have described little Harmony Montgomery as standing about 4 feet tall ad weighing 50 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. They said she's blind in her right eye and usually wears glasses. Her most recent photographs were taken she was 5 years old. Having said that, if you or anyone you know has information related to the case, you are urged to contact the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Tip Line at 603-203-6060. Tips can be sent via text or call.

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